Martina A W van der Neut

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Pyrazolines 7-10 were designed as novel CB(1) receptor antagonists, which exhibited improved turbidimetric aqueous solubilities. On the basis of their extended CB(1) antagonist pharmacophore, hybrid molecules exhibiting cannabinoid CB(1) receptor antagonistic as well as acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibiting activities were designed. The target compounds(More)
Present Parkinson's disease treatment strategies are far from ideal for a variety of reasons; it has therefore been suggested that partial dopamine receptor agonism might be a potential therapeutic approach with potentially fewer side effects. In the present study, we describe the in vitro characterization of the nonergot ligand SLV308(More)
The discovery, synthesis and structure-activity relationship (SAR) of a novel series of cannabinoid 1 (CB(1)) and cannabinoid 2 (CB(2)) receptor ligands are reported. Based on the aminoalkylindole class of cannabinoid receptor agonists, a biphenyl moiety was introduced as novel lipophilic indole 3-acyl substituent in 11-16. Furthermore, the 3-carbonyl(More)
A dihydroquinolinone moiety was found to be a potent serotonin reuptake inhibitor pharmacophore when combined with certain amines. This fragment was coupled with selected D(2) ligands to prepare a series of dual acting compounds with attractive in vitro profiles as dopamine D(2) partial agonists and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Structure-activity studies(More)
The synthesis and SAR of 3-alkyl-4-aryl-4,5-dihydropyrazole-1-carboxamides 1-23 and 1-alkyl-5-aryl-4,5-dihydropyrazole-3-carboxamides 24-27 as two novel cannabinoid CB(1) receptor agonist classes were described. The target compounds elicited high affinities to the CB(1) as well as the CB(2) receptor and were found to act as CB(1) receptor agonists. The key(More)
The synthesis, structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies and intramolecular hydrogen bonding pattern of 1,3,5-trisubstituted 4,5-dihydropyrazoles are described. The target compounds 6-18 represent a novel class of potent and selective CB(1) receptor antagonists. Based on X-ray diffraction data, the orally active 17 is shown to elicit a different(More)
The 5-HT(6) receptor (5-HT(6)R) has been in the spotlight for several years regarding CNS-related diseases. We set out to discover novel, neutral 5-HT(6)R antagonists to improve off-target selectivity compared to basic amine-containing scaffolds dominating the field. High-throughput screening identified the N'-(sulfonyl)pyrazoline-1-carboxamidine scaffold(More)
Cyclic-adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) plays an important role in cell signalling and is widely used as a marker for receptor activation and as a target for treating various diseases. In this paper we present the development and validation of a new method for the determination of cAMP and ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and other nucleotides in a biological(More)
The synthesis and structure-activity relationship studies of imidazoles are described. The target compounds 6-20 represent a novel chemotype of potent and CB(2)/CB(1) selective cannabinoid CB(2) receptor antagonists/inverse agonists with very high binding efficiencies in combination with favourable logP and calculated polar surface area values. Compound 12(More)
We have investigated a series of 7-azaindoles as potential partial agonists of the alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR). Three series of 7-azaindole derivatives have been synthesized and evaluated for rat brain neuronal nicotinic receptor affinity and functional activity. Compound (+)-51 exhibited the most potent nAChR binding (Ki = 10 nM).(More)